I had just had my favorite breakfast of bacon and fresh raspberry pancakes when I read this article in the Times Sunday.
Whoah …so cool!
I share a share a superpower with two greats: media mogul Arianna Huffington and basketball legend Kobe Bryant.
I was groggy and getting my daughter’s lunch together. I could feel irritation arising. Two little girls made demands on me. What’s worse, they were doing it in whiny voices. Argh.
I needed to make my tea.
I took some deep breaths. Coming back into my body.
I put the kettle on. In that moment I pay attention to the tea as I put it in the tea-ball. Just this. One thing at a time. One breath at a time.
Thus, mama didn’t snap. I was able to respond with more kindness.
Stopping to make my tea was a mini-time-out for self-care. The tea and my conscious breath were my oxygen mask that I put on first. Then, I helped my girls without so much irritation.
I know that the end of the day can feel like a whirlwind of activities, sometimes chaotic, and maybe even completely unmanageable for you and your family.
I also know that the end of the day can be a time of deep connection and joy, where you have a daily anchor to talk, share, and just be together.
What is this anchor I speak of? Family mealtime!Leave a comment
I’m so happy to share this episode of Yoga Stories Project with you! I loved talking to Brian Leaf.
He’s a funny, insightful, and just plain real guy using the tools of yoga to live well and share with others.Leave a comment
Enjoy this guest blog post about one mama’s mindful mornings by Meg Devine! -Hunter
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I have made waking up in the early hours of the morning a habit. I have come to crave quiet, uninterrupted time, recharged by a night of sleep and stimulated by the daily ritual of percolating hot dark coffee filling a thick clay mug.
I welcome the day with slow and quiet anticipation.
I live a very busy life, rich and full, rarely quiet. I am the mother of four children, the oldest eight, and the youngest now two. Both my husband and I work outside of our home. I have a career in education presently with a role as a kindergarten teacher in the community in which I live. My husband and I also both work at home, managing a small homestead, crafting a life with our children close to the earth and connected as a family.Leave a comment